Christopher Allen
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EMAIL callen@mcdonaldhopkins.com

PHONE 312.642.6922

Chris is an Associate in the Litigation Department at McDonald Hopkins. He has represented clients in a variety of litigation matters, including general commercial litigation, aviation, appellate litigation, trade secrets, consumer fraud, white collar defense, bankruptcy and restructuring, and securities litigation.  Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins, Chris was a litigation associate at Paul Hastings LLP with a focus on complex commercial litigation. 

Chris earned his J.D., with honors, from The University of Chicago Law School in 2009, and his B.A. in Political Science, with honors, from the University of Michigan in 2006.

Admissions - Court

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

Admissions - State

  • Illinois


  • University of Chicago Law School
  • University of Michigan

Public Service and Volunteerism

  • Legal Assistance Foundation, Young Professionals Board

External Publications

  • “Landmark Conviction of High Frequency Trader: Assessing the Impact,” Bloomberg BNA, White Collar Crime Report (January 8, 2016)
  • “cGMP Enforcement and Compliance in the Wake of Rostholder,” Bloomberg BNA, Life Sciences Law & Industry Report (July 24, 2015)
  • “High-Frequency Trading Firms in the Enforcement Crosshairs,” Bloomberg BNA, White Collar Crime Report (December 12, 2014)